As the United States grew from 13 colonies to 50 states, each state has developed its own identity, full of culture, cuisine, and state pride. Yet each state, no matter how nice it may seem, has at least one major drawback.
These drawbacks may be obvious ones — like the lowest income, highest violent crime rate, or highest rate of obesity — or they may be less obvious, like the lack of early educational opportunities or high per capita credit card debt.
24/7 Wall St. reviewed facts and figures from various sources about all 50 states to determine the worst statistic about each state.
Some states are victims of their geographic location, being constantly pummeled by blizzards, tornadoes, or hurricanes. Others have systemic issues among their citizens that can lead to violence, poor health, and poverty. Problems in some states can be traced back to their governments, such as low levels of educational spending or crumbling infrastructure.
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To determine the worst statistic about each state, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed a number of government and media sources to find one negative statistical attribute in each state that leads the nation.
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